Transportation and Logistics Management (MGMT 615)
Semester: Fall 2019 Assignment No. 1 Due Date: January 27, 2020 Total Marks: 10
In transportation and logistics, selecting a carrier for the transmission of the goods can be a challenging decision with enduring implications. A carrier partner significantly impacts the daily operations of the business due to dependency on it. Being insecure, it is of great importance that the business managers must take time to analyze and evaluate all of the available options and choose the carrier that will satisfy the supply chain needs – specifically capacity requirements.
To address the above mentioned insecurity, designing a guide would be of great importance that assists the logistics and supply chain managers with a thorough analysis of the most important factors to be considered for the selection of a carrier (like rail, road, ship etc.).
Based on common business needs you are required to determine and explain the most important factors and criteria to be used for the selection of a carrier.
Students are advised to study the whole text carefully.
Try not to include any irrelevant material in the solution.
Try to come up with precise and original answers.
Any act of plagiarism like copy paste from internet will result in ZERO marks.
Assignments reaching after the due date would not be considered.
Make sure to upload the solution file before the due date on VULMS.
Any submission made via email after the due date will not be accepted.
Use the font style “Times New Roman” or “Arial” and font size “12”.
It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word format.
You may also compose your assignment in Open Office format.
Use black font color only.
Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guidance search “APA reference style” in Google and read various website containing information for better understanding or visit http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/APA01.html
Rules for Marking:
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0), if:
It is submitted after the due date.
The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt.
It is in any format other than MS-Word or Open Office; e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, PDF etc.
It is cheated or copied from other students, internet, books, journals etc.
24 hours extra/ grace period after the due date is usually available to overcome uploading difficulties. This extra time should only be used to meet the emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final to avoid any inconvenience.